Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

340 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 March 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 July 2014


Car maker Honda has announced that it is to scale back the activities of its production plant in Swindon with the loss of 340 permanent jobs and an additional 160 temporary jobs.

The job cuts were blamed on surpluses in production with no increase in the car sales forecast.  The Swindon plant will change its work schedule from three shifts a day to two. The company made significant redundancies last year reported in the ERM

The company hopes to reach the number of redundancies on a voluntary basis, but will examine statutory or compulsory redundancies if necessary.

Honda said it will be entering into consultation on the proposed job cuts.


  • 25 March 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), Honda, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 76791, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76791.